"People were going through transitions and big relationships, and when you are working with horses, the horses mirror back what's true."
A visit with the horses of Gallop Ventures is part of a two-week program at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment that supports young indigenous leaders in developing values-based skills to tackle environmental, economic, social and cultural challenges in their communities.
CONNECTIONS between Land, Animals, People is Transformative
Gallop Ventures is inspired by the belief that when people connect with themselves and others (both people and horses), they, in turn, may be inspired to contribute to a more connected and caring world.
HORSE SENSE: What horses can teach us about interacting with people
Twenty people watch as an 11-year old girl names Shreya confidentaly puts a harness on a white, speckled horse - backwards. Standing beside her, Shreya's mother struggles again the urge to correct her daughter's mistake.
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN MARIN
Kimberly Carlisle, a Gallop Ventures' facilitator and partner at The Flag Foundation, spoke with Congressional candidate Norman Solomon on his talk show, "Making a DIfference in Marin" about the horse/human partnership and its evolution and value.